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What does zugangi mean?


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Answered 2010-07-16 05:36:44

The word zugangi was applied to "newcomers" (new arrivals) at a Nazi concentration camp. This is a word of Yiddish origin that was used by the Germans and Jews during the internment of Jews during World War II.

(notably referenced in the 1988 novel The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen)

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